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Campbell University To Offer Homeland Security Degree

Campbell University
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Campbell University students will become the first in North Carolina to take courses toward a major in Homeland Security.  About 50 students are already on the path to the four-year undergraduate degree. The courses will familiarize them with domestic and international terrorist groups and delve into the background of countries where terror organizations have historically formed.

David Gray teaches courses on national and international security at Campbell.  He says the curriculum has flourished since 9/11.

"Some of these fields, they've gotten much stronger like cyber-security or terrorism or intelligence," Gray says.  

"These are some areas and these are some courses that people recognize they need the education for and they take these courses so they're prepared for jobs on the outside."

Students will do their course work at the main campus in Buies Creek and at satellite campuses in RTP, Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune.

Gurnal Scott joined North Carolina Public Radio in March 2012 after several stops in radio and television. After graduating from the College of Charleston in his South Carolina hometown, he began his career in radio there. He started as a sports reporter at News/Talk Radio WTMA and won five Sportscaster of the Year awards. In 1997, Gurnal moved on to television as general assignment reporter and weekend anchor for WCSC-TV in Charleston. He anchored the market's top-rated weekend newscasts until leaving Charleston for Memphis, TN in 2002. Gurnal worked at WPTY-TV for two years before returning to his roots in radio. He joined the staff of Memphis' NewsRadio 600 WREC in 2004 eventually rising to News Director. In 2006, Raleigh news radio station WPTF came calling and he became the station's chief correspondent. Gurnal’s reporting has been honored by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, the North Carolina Associated Press, and the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas.
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